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Old 2007-11-01, 01:58   #1
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I noticed that for the top-20 twin prime records, recorded with only the lower one listed, the same person holds claim to places 18, 19, and 20.

Would it be taken as cruel by the community(meaning people who are interested in prime number records) if I were to set a goal of knocking this person off the list? I don't have any form of personal hostility toward this person, I just want to see if I can claim the bottom of the record holders list for whatever amount of time.
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Old 2007-11-01, 02:03   #2
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I noticed that for the top-20 twin prime records, recorded with only the lower one listed, the same person holds claim to places 18, 19, and 20.

Would it be taken as cruel by the community(meaning people who are interested in prime number records) if I were to set a goal of knocking this person off the list? I don't have any form of personal hostility toward this person, I just want to see if I can claim the bottom of the record holders list for whatever amount of time.
I don't see how it could be taken wrongly. Sounds fair enough to me. Although wouldn't it be simply easier to try to find three top-20 primes in general, in which case that person would probably be knocked off the list? I can't imagine why you would necessarily need to get a prime in near the bottom to do so.
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I don't see how it could be taken wrongly. Sounds fair enough to me. Although wouldn't it be simply easier to try to find three top-20 primes in general, in which case that person would probably be knocked off the list? I can't imagine why you would necessarily need to get a prime in near the bottom to do so.
Well, if I aim near the bottom, it's more likely that I will actually find a prime, and all of this person's primes are for n=66,666. The way prime-searching works I'd probably have to take all 3 numbers down a notch, or not make the list at all.
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